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Would you support Nassau County imposing a five-cent fee on plastic and paper carryout bags?

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On January 1, 2018, a new Suffolk County law will go into effect, charging a five-cent fee for plastic and paper carryout bags, at a variety of retail stores. Those in support of the fee believe it will protect the environment. Those against view it as a tax that will hurt local businesses. Would you support Nassau County imposing a five-cent fee on plastic and paper carryout bags?

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Growing Nassau (In Southern and Central)

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Should Southern and Central Nassau County become more like Queens? Should we have more big buildings, apartments and attract more young people to become a developed metropolitan area? Areas such as Garden City, Freeport, and Hempstead have a lot of potential and we can make Nassau County into a great place to affordably live an urban lifestyle.
Northern Nassau County incertain places are more suburban and should stay that way, except Central and Southern has AMAZING potential.
Please leave comments about your opinion or to modify my proposal.


Bad idea!

Leave Nassau County alone, the rural life is the attraction. There should be a limit on the number of shopping malls. Just how many stores do we need? If more people who are able to walk did just that, or rode bicycles it would reduce traffic a bit. We've become so lazy that people park illegally to avoid walking across a parking lot from a legal space.

Nassau County does not need any more big buildings! Our taxes are too high and PSEGLI is robbing our wallets, as well as Optimum. Our properties are over assessed and that system needs a major repair.

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I believe that Nassau County is no longer rural, the Northern part is. If that would help, then maybe just urbanize southern and central Nassau as many projects have failed. The reason why many don't like this is the taxes. If it just happened, then more people would go and move to nassau and would make these taxes lower and a modern urban attraction to live in.

Yes, absolutely..

Nassau County needs to have more walkable streets and mass transit options besides the LIRR and spotty bus service. As I've said in the previous poll, I wish Long Island had a bus service like the CDTA - Capital District Transportation Authority in Albany, NY. I am now living in Albany and I'm very impressed by the service.

Nassau County is very spread out, housing wise, and I feel like everyone has a car and young people want to be able to walk and go to places where they don't have to worry about driving. A car is a huge financial responsibility. Also, the traffic is horrendous.

I think this is a great idea!

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